Joseph Heller Quotes
You know, that might be the answer - to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That's a trick that never seems to fail
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on, and that includes Colonel Cathcart. And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them
Talking about what the term catch-22 means
It doesn't make sense. It isn't even good grammar. What the hell does it mean to disappear somebody?
Yossarian was willing to be the victim of anything but circumstance
They couldn't dominate Death inside the hospital, but they certainly made her behave. They had taught her manners. They couldn't keep death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady. People gave up the ghost with delicacy and taste inside the hospital. There was none of that crude, ugly ostentation about dying that was so common outside the hospital. They did not blow up in mid-air like Kraft or the dead man in Yossarian's tent, or freeze to death in the blazing summertime the way Snowden had frozen to death after spilling his secret to Yossarian in the back of the plane
(May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright.Author of novels such as Catch-22
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